Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term
Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)
The objective of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35) program is to
develop and/or enhance research training opportunities for health
professional students and for graduate students in the physical or
quantitative sciences interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral
and clinical research. This program provides funds to research
institutions to introduce predoctoral students to research that
would not otherwise be available through their regular course of
graduate study. Trainees are selected by the grantee institution
and must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or legal permanent
residents of the U.S.
Short-term trainees must be medical students, dental students, students
in other health-professional programs, or graduate students in the physical
or quantitative sciences. To be eligible for short-term, predoctoral
research training positions, students must have received a baccalaureate
degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment. In addition,
students must be enrolled, in good standing, and must have completed at
least one quarter or semester in a program leading to a clinical doctorate
or a doctorate in a physical or quantitative science such as physics,
mathematics, or engineering before participating in the training program.
Within schools of pharmacy, only individuals who are candidates for the
Pharm.D. degree are eligible for short-term, research training positions.
Applications for NRSA Institutional Grants requesting $500,000 or more
in direct costs in any given year must receive prior approval from the
NHLBI before submitting an application. Applicants for the T35 program
should review the procedures for requesting approval in the
T32 Supplemental Guidelines (Section III. Application Procedures,
NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) Web Links:
Program Announcement (PA-14-016)
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs
under the category Request
for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements with
the application receipt date.
NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
Who is eligible? U.S. institutions.
Institutions will select eligible trainees for award.
The opportunities? Short-term research training for
Duration of support? Summer or off-quarters during
the academic year - 2 to 3 months
Where? At U.S. institutions receiving the award
Applications due? January 25
NHLBI will only accept applications in scientific areas
relevant to the NHLBI mission. For areas of specific interest, please
see the NHLBI
Institutions may request support for at least 4 but not
more than 32 students per budget period to pursue research
training for 2-3 months on a full-time basis.
Current T32 Program Directors who submit T35 applications should
indicate how the proposed T35 activities differ from the activities
supported by their T32 award.
Allowable Costs: This T35 award provides a stipend, funds
towards tuition and fees, travel to scientific meetings (trainee must
be appointed to training grant at time of actual travel), and training
related expenses which can be used to help defray expenses such as health
insurance, research supplies, and equipment.
See the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) site
How to apply: Applications submitted in response to this
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must
be submitted electronically through Grants.gov
using the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) forms and
the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you have
questions about this award:
Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., RD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0382
FAX: (301) 480-1864
Revised: January 2014